China population: Beijing urged to act in face of ‘brutal’ facts of slower birth rate, declining workforce

May 11, 2021 | INVESTING

China’s population has grown to 1.412 billion over the past decade, the slowest pace since the 1950s, in a continuing demographic shift to a declining labour force and rapidly ageing society that is expected to weigh on the country’s economic progress in the years ahead.While the National Bureau of Statistics said the population would stay above 1.4 billion “for a certain period of time” as it unveiled the results of Beijing’s once-a-decade census on Tuesday, experts warned that strong steps…

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